Fish Species

Dragon Wrasse

Dragon Wrasse - Description

The Dragon Wrasse is also known as the Rockmover Wrasse, Carpet Wrasse, Bar-Cheeked Wrasse, Olive-scribbled Wrasse and Reindeer Wrasse.

The Juvenile looks completely different to the mature adult, the picture above shows a Juvenile. It requires a tank with a sandy bottom as it burrows into the sand to sleep. Like other Wrasse's it has the ability to jump so ensure the tank has a secure lid.

Popular Name: Dragon Wrasse
Species: Novaculichthys taeniourus

Profile of the Dragon Wrasse

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Dragon Wrasse species.

  • Size: Up to 30cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp 24-28 Degrees. PH 8.1 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Brine Shrimp, Mysis Shrimp, Frozen, Dried Marine Food

  • Temperament: Very Territorial

  • Habitat: Marine Reef Dweller at depths of up to 25m

  • Behaviour: Can jump, ensure the tank has a lid!

  • Range: Indo-Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Dragon Wrasse

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Novaculichthys taeniourus

  • Popular Name: Rockmover Wrasse - Dragon Wrasse - Reindeer Wrasse - Carpet Wrasse - Bar-Cheeked Wrasse - Olive-scribbled Wrasse

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Labridae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Dragon Wrasse

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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